An Exercise in Under-Performing: Hobbs and Shaw – David Leitch (2019)

Even though it had the potential to really push the boundaries of this franchise and explore new avenues, Hobbs and Shaw is sadly an underwhelming experience. It's two leads do a great job of carrying the plot with great chemistry and a few laugh out loud one liners but even with all their machismo, they're unable to … Continue reading An Exercise in Under-Performing: Hobbs and Shaw – David Leitch (2019)

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino (2019)

Having crafted a name for himself in the 90's, taken that name into every household in the 2000's and elevated it to cinema's equivalent of legendary status in the current decade, Tarantino returns with his most mature picture yet. It's sharp, it's witty, and it has something to say. He gets the best out of … Continue reading Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino (2019)

The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan (2008)

A masterpiece of action-thriller cinema, The Dark Knight brings a version of Batman that whilst not comic book accurate, exists on its own terms. Delivering a thematically heavy story and coupling it with a simple delivery gives the film a natural fast pace right to the finish. Continuing his grounded, hyper realistic version of the iconic Caped … Continue reading The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan (2008)

Spider-Man: Far from Home – Jon Watts (2019)

Given a very tough act to follow, Spider-Man: Far From Home delivers wonderfully in the personal development of Peter Parker following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Whilst the action sequences might not quite be as epic they certainly service the film well and allow for some really quite memorable moments that won't just get lost in the fallout of … Continue reading Spider-Man: Far from Home – Jon Watts (2019)

Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villeneuve (2017)

A powerful return to the original's concepts and ideas both with regards to the narrative and the visuals, Blade Runner 2049 stands just as tall as its predecessor does and engages with familiar themes in a developed and mature way. It is a wonderful sequel, completely deserving of the title. Continuing a nearly perfect record of … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villeneuve (2017)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Michael Dougherty (2019)

Big ol' monsters bashing into each other makes up the premise of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and it certainly delivers. A perfectly enjoyable spectacle, you'll have fun with the special effects and the commendable sound design. The cast are very much below par with their performances but that doesn't matter. You're here to see monsters … Continue reading Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Michael Dougherty (2019)

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Joe Berlinger (2019)

A standout showcase of the acting abilities of both Zac Efron and Lily Collins. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, is a fine retelling of the famous serial killer's story. Assuming you have watched Joe Berlinger's documentary first. Acclaimed documentary and TV director Joe Berlinger helms his first "fictional" feature film in 19 years. Whilst technically a … Continue reading Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Joe Berlinger (2019)